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fight. we will have the very latest coming up. >> some controversial scanning equipment is becoming standard at the airport. we want to know what you think about it. >> after yesterday's picture- perfect weather, dare we hope for more today? the forecast is coming up. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. i thought yesterday was perfect. >> we see and do it again today. this will be a pretty decent stretch of weather. it will change by the end of the week. it's a little bit on the cool side. you might want to take a jacket or sweater. 58 degrees -- >> normal people.
>> 58 degrees at the airport. 50 at frederick. we will make it up to 78 today. get out and enjoy it if you can. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. that includes some summer heat. but first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. we have a nice ride for you this morning. we have a couple of closures. 136 all lanes are closed right now temporarily as an oversized load passes through harford county. westbound rte. 40 past rolling road, two right lanes are closed because of a water main break that is being fixed. looking good on the north side. jfx in good shape. nine minutes on 895 down to the harbor tunnel.
11 minutes on the west side outer loop. eight minutes from 795. we give you a live view of traffic. this is that the harrisburg expressway, problem-free. the j.f.x. in great shape. we switch over to 97 and everything is going very well in that area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to you. >> it was a busy night for the city council members as they wrestled with ways to close the budget gap. >> there is an ongoing battle with the pension reform plan. jennifer franciotti has more. >> some of the bills passed will generate some much-needed revenue for the city. the package includes a local comic income tax increase which would generate an estimated
$20.3 million and is expected to keep services from being cut. the mayor presented a reworked pension reform bill which was introduced monday night for the first time. union officials say they are still not happy. >> there are parts of the bill we can live with and discuss and we can settle. there are some things that are off the table and we will not discuss them because union officials have filed a lawsuit against the city. they say they're still willing to work with the city council to come up with a resolution. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> prosecutors are deciding whether to file charges against a police officer. 36-year-old gahji tshamba was off duty early saturday when the
reportedly fired 13 shots at tyrone brown, hitting him six times in the chest. the work leading separate night clubs when brown touch officers companion. >> he had his hand up showing he did not have no weapon or anything. my brother tried to calm him down. >> this is the first time the officer has been investigated in connection with a shooting. he was disciplined in the second case for being under the influence alcohol. there is no word on who pulled the trigger on shooting a victim while driving his car. he was rushed to an area hospital but did not survive. >> and annapolis teenager sits in a jail cell accused of
murdering the two-year-old girl of this girlfriend treat the child was found dead in her bed over the weekend. >> there was evidence of global signs of trauma including a fractured skull and we believe to believe a sexual assault on the 2-year-old victim. >> prosecutors have not said why timothy height killed the child. officials are still trying to identify a body found on sunday. the man is described as an aafrican american male in his 20's. >> law makers are scaling back on their attempts on sex shops. the store owners do not see it that way. they are relaxing proposed restrictions on how much adult
merchandise the shops can carry. there is a band for a shop setting up within 1,000 feet of day care centers. >> they are going to pick and choose to can run a business in their county or with a going to let the people who shop at these businesses decide what they want in their. >> you try to do a compromise will you try to protect the businesses. my number one goal is to protect the community. >> the bill would give impacted stores one year so if they fall within the buffer zone. >> those controversial full body scans will become commonplace bwi airport. right now the airport has four of those devices. more scanners are expected to arrive later this year. starting today, those scanners will be the primary method for screening passengers.
some have objected to the use of those devices. they say it is an invasion of privacy. passengers can decline to be scanned. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you have any concerns over bwi's use of full-body scanners as a primary security check? e-mail your response to email@example.com. again, that is firstname.lastname@example.org. >> bp says the containment cap is capturing 7 500 barrels of oil. we hear some tough words from president obama. kristen dahlgren has the latest from florida he. >> you can tell the scope of the disaster from the air. but is on the surface where you can see the toll -- animals
struggling to survive. and so angered -- >> why is it that money is more important than someone's life? >> continues to boil over from the rig workers who died in the explosion. >> why are there no skimming vessels in florida waters? >> the president defended his response. >> i did not sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar. we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answer solano whose -- so i know whose ass to kick. >> there is nothing like seeing it and smelling it on your hands. so it is emotional. >> for so many, emotion, like
the whale, close to the surface and not going away. -- like the oil, close to the service and not going away. bp is working on a larger containment dome and hope to have it over the leak by the end of the month. >> 6:09. coming up, the bloomberg business report because of a massive explosion sense flamed 70 feet into the air in texas. >> reports of a shocking confession of a man accused of killing two women including natalee holloway. >> we are talking about the greek folk festival. weets.uscious su >> i want some of those. there are some lane closures in
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>> and a very good morning. it is 62 degrees. the sun is up. it will be another great day. it will be a great day to party. this is the greek festival which has been going on for more than 60 years. we have authentic greek dance is behind us in authentic costumes. we're also talking food. we have quite an array of sweets. >> we have baklava and my niece's favorites, like a
shortbread cookie with powdered sugar. this is what you are going to try with walnuts and syrup. fried dough. these are another cookie with just plain sugar on top. >> amazing. one reason people come back every year is the food. all of this is very time consuming. it tastes like it is. it's amazing. the greek festival kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on thursday. there will be a free concert on thursday night. it goes through sunday. let's take a look at hd doppler. no problem whatsoever. our next system is off to the west and we could see some showers by wedsday. i am going to try this. mmm! >> i know you cannot talk but is
supposed to get all over you. that is how it is designed to be. the baklava. back to you. all right. hopefully we can see her doing some greek dancing in the next half-hour. i have been there many times. a great event. it is beautiful this morning. i suppose if you are sensitive to the cold might want to take a light jacket with you. 58 at the airport. 56 degrees in rising sun. a beautiful sunrise a few minutes ago. we will see a lot of sunshine to start the day. it will be a sunny day. we're watching this system in the midwest that is producing storms in kansas. that will give us some rain by the late morning hours tomorrow. high pressure is anchored over
new england and that will give us another nice day today. cooler than average but outstanding. mostly sunny is our forecast. a high temperature of 78 degrees. the average high is 81. the clouds will thicken up tonight. it will still be pleasant with temperatures in the low 60's. we do not expect any precipitation until the middle of the morning on wednesday appeared we might differ the morning commute ok. then the rain comes and after that. high temperature of only 71. if you're a summer weather fan, the rest of the weeks are for you. 85 on friday. 90 on saturday and 92 on sunday. it looks like a good beach weekend is coming up. temperatures will drop back by the beginning of next week. let's send it over to sarah. >> good morning.
a nice ride out there. no significant delays. there are a few spots where you could start to see some delays. 136 between route 1 and route 22, all lanes are closed because of an oversized load. in catonsville, there is a right lane closure with the water main break. 45 miles per hour on southbound 95. so far so good on the j.f.x. west side checking in at 64. this is a live look of traffic in howard county. north and southbound moving very well. 95 that joppa rd., checking out fine. more volume as you get closer to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. the prime suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway has reportedly
confessed to the murder of another young woman. 22-year-old joran van der sloot admitted to murdering stephany flores after she reportedly grabbed his laptop computer. video was released showing they went into his hotel room but he was the only one seen leaving. one person is dead after a natural gas explosion rocked a texas hillside. construction workers were digging holes for transmission lines went the underground pipeline was hit. people reported hearing it 20 miles away. the mood of voters will be gauged today. a key interest will be the elections in nevada where blanche lincoln could lose her seat. republican voters will challenge
harry reid in nevada. >> there is some good economic news locally. 200 high-tech jobs are heading to baltimore county. mill river aircraft systems is looking to add 200 jobs. anyone interested in the openings is urged to contact mras. you cannot log onto our website and you'll find the link there. some cell phone users need to be on the lookout for a virus. security experts say the games are 3-d and site terrorist and poker heart. they are bundled with malicious software. those calls could end up hitting phone users for hundreds of
dollars a month. microsoft said it is investigating the problem. some big money is heading towards a big maryland defense company. johnson & johnson being investigated for how they are handling recalls. >> the may jobs report. the problem -- the economy probably added 536,000 jobs last month. that will be the third straight increase in job growth. the overall unemployment rate is expected to drop. stocks climbed slightly higher yesterday on optimism about today's jobs report. it was a winning game for martech. they are out with a better than expected quarterly profit.
they think it will make more money than expected in the third quarter. they make nutritional oils for food and baby oil. procter and gamble is beginning its first skin care line aimed at men. they have a formal scrub. the new man products begin selling next week. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> fighting depression can be done with many different tools. you may want to rethink what you're eating and drinking. what goes into your body can have an effect on depression. upping the amount of the right kind of protein can go a long way for putting you into the proper mind-set.
>> emphasis on lean proteins. not so much beef but more in terms of chicken and fish. particularly the fish. they are a great source of a omega 3's. >> avoid partially hydrogenated fats and artificial dyes. >> another check on the weather and traffic straight ahead. >> apple is coming out with a new version of the iphone. we'll tell you what it does, next. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. is a nice one so far. this oversized load is blocking route 1 in the street the city of harford county. there is an accident on the outer loop. westbound 40, watch for it right lane closure in catonsville. there is one sluggish spot
developing on the western outer loop. we're still in great shape in terms of drive time. this is 29, looking fine in howard county. 95, no problems to report until you get closer to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on whether. >> a beautiful start for us on this tuesday morning. comfortable temperatures. 48 in frederick. 58 at the airport. mostly sunny skies. a comfortable 78 degrees will be our high temperature. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we will see what's on tap for the weekend. >> bloggers have been buzzing about it for months. >> it is the newest incarnation of apple's iphone. it made its public debut yesterday.
>> stop me if you have already seen this. >> weeks of speculation came to an end as steve jobs unveiled iphone four. >> iphone four is packed. >> 100 new features have been added. the most buzz about new option time, ly to be faced live video chatting. front and rear cameras. they will enable users to take 5-megapixels photos as well as video. the video can be edited and sent through the phone. >> the biggest leap since the original iphone. >> it will be available june 24 starting at $199. apple is facing increased smart
phone competition. >> there are price points which are lower than apple's. the product is more affordable. apple is hoping it will be at the front of the consumer smart phone package. >> the first orders will be taken june 15. prices range from $200 $300 . -- $200 to $300. >> we can chat with each other. >> i like you a lot. >> you are going to pass on that. >> 56 degrees. there is much more to come in our next half-hour. >> the city council is not looking for ways to spend money.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. >> thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. he will do his greek dance. >> exactly. we will talk to sandra shaw at the greek festival in a few minutes. high temperatures this afternoon expected around 78. lots of sunshine. we're starting out in the 50's and 60's. if you're in summer weather fan, you will like the seven-day forecast. >> lawmakers are finding ways to
cut costs and raise revenue. >> that includes police and fire reform -- pension reform. jennifer franciotti has the story. >> it was a busy night at city hall last night. there is good news for police and fire. the unions are still unhappy about proposed changes for their pensions. the mayor presented a reworked pension reform bill plan. it includes increases to employee contributions, a change in how benefits are calculated, and changes in retirement calculation. >> there are changes that we can talk about. there are some things that are off the table and we will not discuss them pequot the reform bill was introduced last night. revenue-generating bills
were introduced last night. they will generate $20.3 million, all part of the mayor's plan. >> these revenue enhancements -- no one wants to see a fire station closed or firefighters or police laid off. >> the city plans to add an additional amount of money to that number. as far as the pension reform plan, if they cannot come up with a compromise, they will be on the hope for an additional $65 million. >> thank you. a man will spend four months in jail for throwing a couple's dogs off a bridge. david beers acknowledged he took the dog in anger.
he drove to a bridge where he threw the dog over the side. he will pay a $1,000 fine. >> a strange story out of gaithersburg. a pregnant woman is recovering after being shot by a stun gun. police arrested christine devaux on friday for the attack on lynae mattson. she returned home, she saw two white trash bags on the floor. that is when devaux attacked. there is no word yet on a motive. the economy and other issues, president obama revives the health-care debate, leading a national sales pitch to win over americans. kate amara has more from our washington bureau. >> the president will be holding more than 100 events across the
country today in an attempt to boost public opinion about the health care reform law. more than 10,000 people are expected to call in and ask questions as the president hosts a town hall at the holiday park senior center. >> hello, everybody. >> it is health care 2.0. president obama now tries to sell a deeply divided public on health care reform. >> they have been trying to put the health care reform in the best possible light. this is something the president cares deeply about. it has been a political liability. >> the administration launches an aggressive p.r. aggressive. to under $50 to help pay for prescriptions. >> -- $250 to help pay for
prescriptions. >> the president is leading this push, hosting a town hall with seniors. republicans still haven't the democrats are running scared. >> they are talking about getting a second opinion on this bill. >> you can expect republicans to continue their -- they are against the bill. career has come to an end. controversy erupted after making comments about israel and a recent raid. thomas covered the kennedy administration and every president since. hearst e to work for f newspapers. >> now traffic pulse 11 and
insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. the commute is not too bad. out about 95, if you're traveling towards d.c., we have three right lanes blocked. you confine delays. take 29 or 295 as an alternate. you can see 34 miles per hour on the west side. that is backing things on 795 out of owings mills. heading out, we have some closures because of fire activity. also some closures on 136 between route 1 and rte. 22 because of an oversized load. it is building in volume on the outer loop west side at old court road. we go to 97 and so far it is
running smoothly here. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with sandra shaw. she is bringing us some great food and music. >> it is such a blast. it has been going on for more than 60 years. it is at the st. nicholas orthodox greek church. i will dance with them coming up. it will be a blast. how much preparation goes into this? you have everybody from the church who is cooking and baking. >> we begin preparing for the festival as soon as the year ends from the previous testable. most of the food and the desert preparation, we started this sort of thing three weeks ago. we're just going strong every day. >> a kicks off on thursday at 6:00 p.m. it tastes like it has been going on.
let's look at the seven-day forecast. a high near 80 with low humidity and plenty of sun. a chance of showers tomorrow. that is it for now. >> thank you. 6:37. it looks like a game of soccer without a ball. what is it? and why is it? we will answer that, next. >we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you have any concerns over bwi's use of full-body scanners as a primary security check? e-mail your response to email@example.com.
>> you could say a couple in florida were destined to me. they have the pictures to prove it. the family was looking through old family photographs when they saw donna at disney world with the familiar face in the background. >> the wanted baby pictures. she pulled that out. i was looking at her and her brothers. i saw the guy in the background look like my father. my father was wearing the same outfit. >> it is unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable. alex and donna have been married for 13 years. they say the picture is proof they were meant to be together. >> this is the annual shin- kicking championship. part of the annual olympics. the aim is simple.
deliver a swift kick to your competitor. the winner is the last man standing. the referee is called a stickler, which is where the phrase of someone obsessed with rules comes from. >> all righty. looks like fun. 6:42. we will check the morning headlines. >> potential for a painful mess on that's board. a little straw might help. we have some summertime heat in the seven-day forecast spirit is a beautiful morning. 58 degrees at
>> welcome back. prosecutors are reviewing the evidence as they decide whether to charge a city police officer in the shooting death of a former marine. gahji tshamba was off duty when reportedly fired 13 shots at tyrone brown, hitting him six times in the chest. the two were leaving separate night clubs when brown reportedly touched the female companion of the officer. a teenager sits in a jail cell accused of murdering the daughter of his girlfriend. timothy height is charged with first and second degree murder in the death of amoir faith turner. the child was found death in her bed over the weekend. prosecutors have not said what they think height killed the child. full body scans will become
commonplace at the airport. the scanners will become the primary method of screening passengers. some have objected to the use of those devices say it provides clear images and it is an invasion of privacy. passengers cannot declined to be scanned. >> that brings this to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked you -- do you have any concerns over bwi's use of full-body scanners as a primary security check?
>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. things are getting a lot busy on southbound 95 heading towards the capital beltway. we have three right lanes closed because of an accident. west on route 40 past rolling road, you might find some slow spots because of a water main break. down to nine miles per hour on southbound 95. the delay from the white marsh stretches down to the 895 split. we do have some lanes closed because of fire department activity.
136 is shut down between route 1 and route 22 because of an oversized load. we switch over to a live view of 95 that 198. there are three right lanes closed. take 295 or 29 as an alternate. we check in live with sandra shaw. >> he will try to dance here. these are the greek dances. fored it down me. are you ready? one second. i am trying to jump the gun. dancing and food will be here. there will be a free concert by constantine maroulis. it is all free and is a tradition in baltimore for more
than 60 years. one, two, three. i am making a mess of myself. is going to be some much fun. you can come out here and learn. this group is ready. you can take it away. check it out. the sweets are amazing. >> the baking has been going on for weeks. the women give us the best of the best. >> i was not the best of the best. nothing going on -- you know what? i was terrible. i need some lessons. over to you. >> it was a good try. to me it looked like you were stomping grapes. the "lucy" episode came to mind. >> that is the real thing.
>> you are a good sport for trying. thank you. a great festival. i have been there many times. it is a good defense. weather-wise, outstanding. a little bit on the cool side. this is good stuff. 58 at the airport. 56 in rising sun right now. you can see a lot sunshine. a few clouds. we could see some thunderstorms off to our west. a system that will move into maryland and give us a chance for some rain beginning in the morning tomorrow. as this system goes by, it will turn up the heat. we have high pressure off of new england. it is keeping temperatures relatively cool for this time of year. mostly sunny skies. an outstanding tuesday weather- wise with a high temperature
around 78 this afternoon. clouds will thicken up tonight. it will still be nice with low temperatures around 60. rain comes in tomorrow. probably during the middle of the morning. after the commute, a chance for showers and thunderstorms through wednesday night. then we turn up the heat. 80 on thursday. 85 on friday. 90 on saturday. 92 on sunday. it looks like a good beach weekend. there could be some rain early next week. >> thank you. the city council of baltimore is looking for any and all ways to close a budget deficit. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on this story. >> the first step may have been last night when the city council passed six revenue-generating bills that range from local
parking and tax increases that would generate $20.3 million and is expected to save jobs and keep services from being cut. the mayor presented a rework to pension reform bill which was introduced for the first time last night. union officials say they are still not happy. they are still willing to work with the city council to come up with a workable resolution. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> details still being worked out for a potential plea deal for charlie sheen. he reportedly will get 30 days behind bars in exchange for a guilty plea. will reportedly worked at the
colorado theater company by day and spend nights in jail. the incident involved his wife. landis morris said -- a less more said -- alanis morisset sickly got married last night. this is her first marriage. >> i do not know who that is. >> from 52 and feeling frumpy to feeling fabulous. rita wilson shows some age- defying transformations. here is meredith vieira for a look of what is coming up on the "today" show. >> our exclusive interview with president obama on the disaster in the gulf. his heated defense of his
good idea. >> 295. this the late stretches from 216. three right lanes closed with a serious accident there. let's see what else is going on. 136 is shut down between route 1 and route 22. we have standard delays on 95 coming out of the northeast. when you get into your car, too into am 1090 where you'll find traffic and insta-weather with tony together on the fives. >> lots of sunshine today. we will hit 78 this afternoon. we will throw some rain into the picture tomorrow. the heat will be back this weekend. >> to live. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.